April 9, 2003
Week designated for kids, victims The Washington County Commissioners on Tuesday proclaimed April 6-12 Counties Care for Kids Week and Washington County Crime Victims' Rights Week. County Commissioner Doris J. Nipps presented the Counties Care for Kids Week proclamation to Stephanie Stone, director of the Washington County Community Partnership. The proclamation states that Washington County provides the necessary services to keep kids healthy and to make communities stronger and safer places to live and raise families.
April 18, 2007
Home Chemical Safety Week officially kicked off Tuesday when the Washington County Commissioners issued the proclamation during its regularly scheduled meeting. After issuing the proclamation, the board announced the winners of the 2007 Home Chemical Safety Program Poster Contest. Open to fourth-grade students in the county, the contest judged a student's artistic representation of chemical tips learned during the safety program. About 1,000 students created posters, but only one winner was chosen from each school.
November 14, 2000
County briefs The Washington County Commissioners Tuesday designated Nov. 12-18 American Education Week. The proclamation was presented by Commissioners President Gregory I. Snook to Sharon Chirgott, president of the Washington County Teachers Association. Shirley Alexander was appointed Tuesday to the Washington County Mental Health Advisory Committee The County Commissioners appointed Alexander to fill the unexpired term of Morris Anderson. The term will begin Dec. 1, 2000 and expire 2003.
September 11, 2002
Proclamation from Bush is read at meeting The Washington County Commissioners Tuesday opened their session with a reading from a proclamation by President Bush designating Friday, Sept. 6 through Sunday, Sept. 8, 2002 as National Days of Prayer and Remembrance. The commissioners followed the reading with a moment of silence. Commissioners President Gregory I. Snook said last year at this time, the commissioners were presenting a proclamation for 911 Emergency Number Day. "Little did we know," he said.
March 1, 2011
March is officially American Red Cross month in the City of Hagerstown. As is done each year, Mayor Robert E. Bruchey II declared Tuesday that March will be American Red Cross month in recognition of the organization that serves and prepares citizens for and in times of disaster. "We honor the role of the Red Cross' contribution in making Hagerstown and Washington County a better place," the mayor read from the proclamation. Bruchey presented the proclamation to Julie Barr-Strasburg, executive director of the Washington County chapter.